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Benedict Cumberbatch’s Dramatic Reading Of R. Kelly’s "Genius"

On Wednesday night’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, the award-winning actor and heart-winning dreamboat performed a seductive reading of fellow guest R. Kelly’s new song “Genius.” Someone check on the fangirls!!

1. Tonight’s guests on Jimmy Kimmel Live were, as he put it, “eclectic” — acclaimed Sherlock actor/heartthrob Benedict Cumberbatch and musical guest R. Kelly, who recently made a splash on SNL when he air-humped Lady Gaga during her live performance.

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2. Kimmel wanted to find a way to bring the odd couple together, and in doing so he singlehandedly brought an entire fandom to its knees.

Benedict Cumberbatch saying, “When we wake up, I’m going to hit that thing again, I promise.” Bless you, Jimmy Kimmel.

3. For reference, here’s that R. Kelly joint, which he leaked in advance of his upcoming album Black Panties.

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